It's always a treat to see a manatee floating by in the Florida waters. I can remember seeing them on my many visits to Sanibel Island. It's easy to appreciate their gentle demeanor and peaceful gliding, which is why I was eager to read peter Lourie's book about the scientists working so hard throughout the world to protect them.
Lourie does a thorough job of introducing young readers to the different species of manatees and the scientists studying them. With countless photographs of wild manatees in Florida, Amazonia and Africa, The Manatee Scientists capturing this unique mammal species.
The Manatee Scientists is part of Houghton Mifflin's famed Scientists in the Field series. As with all of these titles readers can find details of fascinating field work and thorough research. It's a great book for budding scientists, conservationists and classroom libraries!